December 19, 2013

Woo hoo!

The cancer didn't appear to have metastasized.  The PET looked everywhere except the brain and didn't turn up any evidence of growing tumors.  Not sure why they didn't do the brain though, but my sister tells me it's not likely to have spread up there.

So that's pretty great news given that he's still got lung cancer.

They meet with the surgeon on Boxing Day to start pulmonary testing and get the surgery organized.  They're not sure how far the tumor extends down, but going to try to preserve as much lung as possible.  Apparently they can rewire the bronchial tubing if necessary.  Worst case scenario:  the whole lung goes...but that's OK.  Pope Francis only has one lung and look at him:  he's a globe-trotting Pontiff.  He's also the same age as my dad, so even more proof that losing a lung won't be the end of things.

Now I can focus on enjoying the holidays a little bit more.

2 comments:

Medic2RN said...

I'm glad to hear that the cancer is contained.
I'm catching up on your blog today - your new posts haven't been coming through on my news feed for some reason.

Medic2RN said...

HAHA! I just noticed you posted them all at the same time! I wondered why I was not previously seeing them.
Now I know!